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The Candy House

The Candy House (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Egan, Jennifer

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From one of the most dazzling and iconic writers of our time comes an electrifying, deeply moving novel about the quest for authenticity, privacy, and meaning in a world where our memories are no longer our own--featuring characters from A Visit from the Goon Squad. It's 2010. St...aggeringly successful and brilliant tech entrepreneur Bix Bouton is desperate for a new idea. He's forty, with four kids, and restless when he stumbles into a conversation with mostly Columbia professors, one of whom is experimenting with downloading or externalizing memory. Within a decade, Bix's new technology, Own Your Unconscious--that allows you access to every memory you've ever had, and to share every memory in exchange for access to the memories of others--has seduced multitudes. But not everyone. In spellbinding linked narratives, Egan spins out the consequences of Own Your Unconscious through the lives of multiple characters whose paths intersect over several decades. Egan introduces these characters in an astonishing array of styles--from omniscient to first person plural to a duet of voices, an epistolary chapter, and a chapter of tweets. In the world of Egan's spectacular imagination, there are counters who track and exploit desires and there are eluders, those who understand the price of taking a bite of the Candy House. Intellectually dazzling and extraordinarily moving, The Candy House is a bold, brilliant imagining of a world that is moments away. With a focus on social media, gaming, and alternate worlds, you can almost experience moving among dimensions in a role-playing game. Egan takes her deeply intuitive forays into the darker aspects of our technology-driven, image-saturated culture (Vogue) to stunning new heights and delivers a fierce and exhilarating testament to the tenacity and transcendence of human longing for real connection, love, family, privacy and redemption.
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ISBN 9781472150936
Released NZ 28 Apr 2022
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781472150936
Stock Available
Status In-stock at supplier; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Imprint Corsair
Released 28 Apr 2022
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 5 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Egan, Jennifer
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 232mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 440g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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